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Kowtow: Georgian Britain, Imperial China and the Irishman Who Introduced Them

Author: Eoin McDonnell.

Kowtow: Georgian Britain, Imperial China and the Irishman Who Introduced Them

Author: Eoin McDonnell.

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Item #: D33887
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Fonthill
ISBN: 9781781558218
In 1793, Britain's first Ambassador to China George Macartney introduced two of the leading empires of his age, and set off one of the greatest power shifts in history. Here Eoin McDonnell examines the nature and personalities of the Ambassador and his imperial host, the Emperor Qianlong. As McDonnell suggests, this diplomatic mission represents one of the m... More
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In 1793, Britain's first Ambassador to China George Macartney introduced two of the leading empires of his age, and set off one of the greatest power shifts in history. Here Eoin McDonnell examines the nature and personalities of the Ambassador and his imperial host, the Emperor Qianlong. As McDonnell suggests, this diplomatic mission represents one of the major missed opportunities in history, and the challenges faced by Macartney still find echoes in the strained relations between China and the West.


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